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Derdriu is a Cantref Hero character encountered in the second part of The Banner Saga.

Derdriu.icon.versus Statistics
Base – Max Stat
10 / 12 Armor
11 / 13 Strength
6 / 10 Willpower
2 / 3 Exertion
2 / 2 Break
Start rank Free points
5 0
Movement Attack
4 2-4
Active Passive
Poison Tipped Free Roam
Class: Cantref

Background[ | ]

Derdriu is more cautious and ready to attack than most, usually concerned with betrayal from anyone but her mate, Ro'Ech. Her family was ambushed and murdered by a previously friendly tribe, leaving her with lifelong mistrust.

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Active Ability: Poison Tipped[ | ]

The Horseborn Cantref uses a javelin tipped with a deadly poison to make sure her enemy doesn't forget her after the initial sting of her attack passes. The ill target becomes unable to secure their own ground and units can move through him/her.

Poisons like this are often used against high Strength enemies to wear them down over time or on a large unit that is blocking paths to other areas of the board.

The doses do not stack together, but a second dose will serve to refresh the damage over time and keep the target afflicted.

Rank 1: 1 Strength damage per Round, for 3 Rounds

Rank 2: 2 Strength damage per Round, for 3 Rounds

Rank 3: 3 Strength damage per Round, for 3 Rounds

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Active Ability: Pin[ | ]

  • When promoted to Rank 6, Derdriu gains the primary active ability of Canary, Pin.

The Horseborn Cantref spears her target and pins him to the ground, dealing regular Strength damage and inhibiting Movement.

Rank 1: Reduces movement by 2 tiles

Rank 2: Reduces movement by 3 tiles

Rank 3: Reduces movement by 4 tiles

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Passive Ability: Free Roam[ | ]

While moving, each Willpower the Horseborn Cantref spends allows her to travel 2 tiles instead of 1.

Joining the Party[ | ]

Derdriu joins the Skogr caravan in Chapter 10, when the Horseborn are first met near Lundar.

Possible Death or Departure[ | ]

  • Failure to stop the conflict between Derdriu and Canary in the second visit to Aberrang in Chapter 21 will result in Derdriu's death

Playstyle[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

As with Scathach, Derdriu is named after an irish mythological figure.